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Supplier Search

We have a host of systems, with different features hosted on them. One of the game changers for our franchisees is a custom-built system called Supplier Search.

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A giant pillow of support

I joined Holidaysplease in 2018 to grow a new side to the business called the Family Holidays Franchise. Much of the business still had to be developed, what was the model? How would we market ourselves? How will we stand out from competitors

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Glastonbury

In October 2019 I posted about wanting to go to Glastonbury. Next year I REALLY WANT to go to Glastonbury. It has been on my list since I can remember and for whatever rubbish excuse I have never committed to making the effort to try.

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Bucket List

Travel is well and truly back, and our wonderful franchisees are busy booking lots of exciting destinations for 2022 and beyond.

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Work In Progress

A few weeks ago, the comedian Rob Beckett posted a screenshot of an email he received 10 years prior, from his promotor. It was some words of encouragement after they had sold some more tickets to their show, ‘Work In Progress

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Right Time Right Place

Don’t you just hate those people who always seem to be in the right place at the right time? You know the ones; stylish, good looking, intelligent and amusing, they just appear to effortlessly float through life and everything falls nicely into place for them.

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Don’t Be Fooled

It’s so easy to be fooled by a first glance and this year’s National Geographic Picture of the year shows that. I’ll get straight into it. Businesses do this, and it’s easy for you to spot and avoid if you just take a little more time.

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Sell ice to the Eskimos

Somehow, the saying ‘You could sell ice to the eskimos’ is seen as a badge of honour for a salesperson. How is it a good thing to oversell, or not talk the truth about what you’re selling?

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How to start a travel agency in 5 easy steps

People see the travel industry as glamorous; and it is, you are lucky that you can travel the world and help your customers do the same, but there is a lot of hard work needed to ensure you are successful

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Interview With Sandalwood Escapes

Luke our Head of Sales & Marketing interviews Natalie the owner of Sandalwood Escapes on how she researched for a partner to help start her own online travel agency and how beneficial our one to one training sessions have been to start her own online travel agency.

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Talent is Overrated

As an avid Manchester United fan, I look at Cristiano Ronaldo – who has scored over 800 goals in his professional career, acquiring…

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Giving you a break

Most franchise opportunities come with a monthly fee, but exactly what is it for? That’s what this blog explains along with how we give you a break in the beginning.

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Travel…. I’ve Missed You

A year and a half ago, unthinkably, and abruptly, the world stopped. I have always loved travel. The freedom it gives and how it allows us to celebrate the best that our planet has to offer. Prior to the pandemic…

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Questions about starting a travel agency

Rather than a blog this week, I’m going to post some questions I’ve answered recently. So if you’re researching starting a travel agency, you’ll find these very helpful!

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The Do’s and Don’ts

I am coming up to my one-year anniversary at the Holiday Franchise Company – in that time I’ve been lucky enough to train and help lots of wonderful people launch their travel businesses. Everyone of which has been different, I’ve trained individuals, partnerships, couples – even entire teams! This has ranged from adventure travel specialists all the way up to concierge travel focusing on super high-net-worth clients. 

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A new job is like a blank book and you are the author

tepping back into the office for the first time after 18 months, working from home within four walls and interacting with people over video meetings, it was the day we were recruiting for our new Business Development Executive. After conducting several interviews in one day, the challenge was shortlisting the right candidate for the role.

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Stop trying to look successful

Starting a business can be very exciting, sometimes overwhelming and sometimes nerve-racking. With so much to do it can feel like you don’t know where to start, or where you’re going to finish.

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Starting a Travel Business with a Conscience

Starting your own travel business with The Holiday Franchise Company is full of wonderful benefits. You can be your own boss; have limitless earning opportunities; and discover the world with brilliant trade only prices. But what about making a difference and giving something back?

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You have a voice

Are you going to join a company where you will be lost in a sea of hundreds of other franchisees, so you are just a number or are you looking to join a company where you are known as an individual franchisee with individual needs?

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‘Sell me this pen…’

I was asked this question at age 17 whilst interviewing for a role selling water coolers. I spent 15 minutes keenly explaining to the interviewer how a cheap-looking plastic biro would be the best thing they had ever bought.

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Does anyone recognise this man?

So, this is a question for you. Had you been him and been watched by millions of people, relying on you, and you let them down, how would you have reacted?

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Listen to your Customers

Listening to and understand your customer’s needs is critical to the success of your business. Our Head of Franchise shares her recent experience with a car brand, who didn’t and the impact it had

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‘Hello, I think you are on mute…? ‘

This is perhaps one of the most common phrases uttered in homes and businesses over the last 18 months as the world and his wife/granny/grandpa/uncle have turned digital in order to communicate with the outside world.

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Jess

It feels cruel to quash someone’s dream, but I’d rather that than sell a false one. Sometimes picking up the phone to someone you don’t know can be a little daunting. Even more so if you feel like you’re going to be ‘sold to’.

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One size fits ONE

So when it comes to starting a travel business, why would you want to pay to work for someone else and help build their brand? Why would you try to force the suit to fit? Why would you want to add value to their house?

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Don’t Join Us

As Head of Sales and Marketing, my job is to get our proposition seen by people interested in starting their own travel business, and then help educate them on how we might be able to help them be successful in doing this.

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Setting Goals

I’ve entered to run a 33-mile ultra-marathon in October. I’ve never run a marathon, so what made me do this? Well, it sort of comes to setting goals. How should you set goals? Should they be easily achievable or slightly out of reach?

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Honest Franchise Company

My responsibility is for the growth of our company, so it could be easy to get blinkered by sales, easy to forget my responsibilities for ethical franchising, and just get anyone signed up to get numbers through the door.

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Meet the team

I always talk about how much of a relationship we build with our franchisees and the close one to one head office support our franchisees have from us from day one.

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Ready for that career change?

Something I’m noticing more and more whilst speaking with people about starting a travel agency, is more and more people are ready to switch careers.

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Passion is Priceless

If you’re not passionate about travel and building your own business, keep your money. I truly mean that. Spend it on something you’re passionate about!

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Why I’m proud of what we do.

Helping people start their own businesses, training in everything from logo design, to creating a website and marketing their business, takes a lot of work. 

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Light at the end of the tunnel

It feels right that as the angle of the earth tilts in our favour toward the sun, the scales of vaccine vs virus start to tilt the way we all want them to, and we’re starting to see light at the end of the tunnel!

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What actually makes us different?

People throw around the term USP (unique selling point) too often. Having ABTA & ATOL protection isn’t a USP, having cloud-based systems isn’t a USP, so what actually makes

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Grit

Fresh from the ‘Beast From The East 2’ delivering a new layer of the cold stuff to the UK, I’d like to talk about grit.

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Work from home, don’t live at work.

Starting a travel business from home is an amazing opportunity to take control of your future, be your own boss, get a great work/life balance and make a great income.

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Honest Answers & Self Reflection

Recently, someone, I was pretty excited about working with emailed me saying this.
“After weighing things up, I have decided not to progress any further…

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